Ephedra is a drug
included in various weight loss pills and eating suppression
pills. It is also used in nasal decongestant and asthma
medications. Other products where it has been used include
common cold, hay fever/allergies, cough, increased energy, and
weight lifting formulas.
After a study made
by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), findings showed that
the use of Ephedra may be fatal or cause serious injury.
This stimulant is
also called Ma Huang, Xenadrine, Metabolife, Desert Tea or
Cytodyne Technologies, the makers of products that contain
Ephedra are currently fighting a class action lawsuit that
alleges that the company's inaccurate advertising of Ephedra's
safety and energy enhancement capabilities are not supported by
Ephedra has been
associated with increased blood pressure and heartbeat and the
deaths of individuals, including MLB player, Steve Bechler.
In May, 2001, the National
Football League was the first sports organization that stopped
the use of Ephedra.
Please see your doctor
regarding your health condition and contact your attorney for
your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be a
deadline to file your Ephedra Lawsuit claim so act now!
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